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For sale: 1950s-designed modernist Domus house in Burnley, Lancashire

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If you thought the north in the 1950s was just terraced houses, factory chimneys and whippets, you really need to see this 1950s-designed modernist Domus house in Burnley, Lancashire, one of the finest midcentury houses we've seen on the market for quite some time.

Domus was built to 'specific architectural and modernistic designs' just outside Burnley in 1958 and much of that has been maintained over 50 years on. Check out the wonderful exterior of the huge four-bedroomed property, as well as the original concrete vaulted ceilings, the open living spaces and large glass windows. Plenty to enjoy inside too.


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The inside has a mix of the original and the modern – the hallways are pretty much as things were, as are the wood panelled walls, built-in oak furniture, the acoustic lined ceiling and the original bar with rosewood drinks shelving. That's all matched up with a virtually new kitchen and bathroom, plenty of modern design touches and some modern decor.

Not just the house, you're also getting surrounding gardens, a double garage and 5.7 acres of land to do with as you wish. It's an amazing and distinctive period property, but certainly not cheap – Domus is on the market for £750,000.

Find out more about the house at the MSW Hewetsons website

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